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April 2017

Embossing Folders On Sale and Bargain Hunting Tip

There are a bunch of embossing folders on the Stampin' Up! Retiring List 2017 at reduced prices.  Here are a few of my favourites.

Falling petals EF

The Falling Petals embossing folder is reduced to $12.  Look how pretty it looks on this card.  The lovely lace doilies and those sparkly embellishments are on sale too.

Falling petals ef card

Another favourite is this Festive embossing folder.  I love the pattern on this one.  Also reduced to $12.

Festive EF

Festive EF card

Lovely Lace embossing folder (below) is reduced to $10.40.

Lovely lace EF

As is this Lucky Stars embossing folder.  (And a few others.)

Lucky stars ef

Lucky stars ef card

To shop for these and other retiring tools, embellishments, ribbons and more - check the EVERYTHING ELSE section of the Retiring List.  Click here to shop or browse online:   Retiring Everything Else

Bargain hunting?  Did you know you can sort the retiring list by price from lowest to highest? This is a great way to hunt for bargains - there's a big list of items on sale for $10 or less.    Just click on the drop down box next to "Sort By" for some different options.


I'll take this time to wish you all a happy Easter.   I'm rather happy to be organised this year in the egg buying department.  Usually I am madly scouring the mostly empty Easter Egg shelves today.  I'm looking forward to a family lunch tomorrow at my sister's place.  Always so nice to gather together with family.   Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Cheers, Sue

Some Retiring Favourites

Oh my goodness - we've set a new record this year I think for the speed at which the retiring products are selling out.  There are quite a few things that have gone. 

Today I thought I'd highlight a few retiring favourites - still available as I'm hitting publish tonight.

Papillon potpourri

The lovely Papillon Potpourri (the butterfly set) is still available in rubber clear mount.  This is a great set for any butterfly lovers out there.  It coordinates with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  (The latter of those is showing in the not many left category so will be sold out soon.)

Papillon potpourri stamp

Everyday tags

The Everyday Tags stamp set is a lovely one for adding a cute tag to a gift.  Reduced to $28.05 for rubber clear mount.

Everyday tags stamp set

This set coordinates with the Cheerful Tags Framelits - also reduced to just $27.

Cheerful tags framelits


Another much loved favourite I got a lot of use from is Flower Patch Photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Flower Fair framelits.  The stamp set is reduced to $36 and the framelits are reduced to $24.60. 

Flower patch card

Flower patch stamps

Flower patch framelits

Flower patch card 2

Click here to check out these and more retiring products:   Retiring Section Online Store

Place your order online for the best chance of avoiding missing out - or phone/email if you'd prefer.

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue


Stampin' Up! 2017 Retirement List and New Catalogue Info

Retiring listToday is the day the retirement list goes up. 

Click here for my online store and you'll see the retiring list section.   It is divided into retiring stamps, retiring bundles and everything else.  

Retiring categories

Here's the PDF version.  Retiring List PDF

The retiring list has all the products from our current Annual Catalogue that will not be carrying over to our new annual catalogue. 

Important note:  All these items are now WHILE STOCKS LAST and every year a bunch of stuff sells out straight away, some other things sell out gradually over the month or two and some things are available til the end of May.  And we often can't predict which! 

So if you spot something that you really would like to add to your stash, don't delay.  Quickest way is to order online.   (Here's some tips if you're new to online ordering.)

Ordering online:  Use the host code 4BMQDJV4 and I'll post you a little sample pack next month.

Or phone/email if you'd prefer.  Happy to help.

A couple of things that jumped straight out at me from the list then we'll get onto some new catalogue news. 

Gorgeous grunge

Yes - it is time to farewell Gorgeous Grunge.  Actually I think almost all of my customers have this set - it has been very popular! 

Here are those lovely splodges doing their thing in the background of this card ...



The Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits are a set I've used heaps.  I haven't used the cards bit so much but those 3 labels framelits are great for greetings. Two of them are nice and long so handy for longer greetings I find. 

Here's a card showing one of them in action .....


 STOP PRESS:  I've got an update on this next one.  Apparently it was a bit of an oversight and was left out of the catalogue in the first print run.  The stamp cases WILL be available in the next catalogue after all.  So no rush on these ones.  Phew!


All of these storage cases are on the list.  I'm predicting these will sell out FAST.  Grab yours quickly if you like to store things in these cases.   False alarm!

Ink pads

Of course our retiring in colours are there - ink pads, reinkers, cardstock, ribbon and what not.  These sell out fast each year too.  Any colours of cardstock you need to stock up on? 


A note about bundles.  The bundle section lists all the bundles that will no longer be available in the next catalogue at the discounted 10% off price.  Some of these products will still be available separately at full price in the next catalogue.  (There'll be a new batch of discounted bundles there for you.)  So to check if the pair of products is disappearing FOR GOOD - check in the stamps and everything else section.  (Or drop me a line and I'll let you know.) 

And there's lots more on the list.  Check through and see if any 'must haves' are on the list for you.

CatalogueNew Catalogue Time: Coming Soon

A retiring list means that we are saying farewell to a bunch of things to make room for some new things.  Yes a new annual catalogue is not far off now. 

If you're one of my regular customers, I'll have your free copy on its way to you in May as soon as they arrive.  Stay tuned.  Get the post it notes ready. 

New to Stampin' Up! and need a demonstrator?  Place an order this month if you'd like to qualify for your copy.  I'd love to look after you.

(If you're a customer of another demonstrator - get in touch with your demo to organise your catalogue.) 


This new annual catalogue will go live to customers on June 1st. 

Can't wait til then?  Join today and you can browse through it online RIGHT NOW and order from a selection of products in May.  Click here to join the fun


I've sent out my email newsletter this morning with all the retiring list news plus a few sneak peeks from inside the pages so check out your inbox if you're a subscriber. 

I'll have some more sneak peeks later on here in my Onstage Recap Part 2. 


Happy stamping and happy list checking!

Cheers, Sue




Stampin' Up! Onstage 2017: Sydney Part 1


Hello!  I'm back now from our fabulous Stampin' Up! Onstage 2017 Sydney event where our beautiful new annual catalogue was launched in style.  Still in the news blackout period but I've got a few pics of some of the fun to share, with the sneak peeks to follow tomorrow. 

The venue for the Sydney event was Luna Park - what a great location with gorgeous views of the bridge and opera house. 


On Friday night Stampin' Up! leaders (silver elite level and up) were treated to a lovely 3 course dinner at the Centrestage event.  We got some great gifts too which I'll share tomorrow.



I can share pics of the food - I'm a bit notorious in my family for taking pics of food.  Lots of fellow memory keepers amongst the Stampin' Up! family so I never feel quite as weird whipping the camera out before tucking in! 




Yum - Stampin' Up! do spoil us at these lovely events.  My team mates and I were sitting with some of the staff from US head office and from Australia.  It was lots of fun sharing tales over a delicious dinner. 

Up early the next day for a full day of new catalogue surprises.   (Come back tomorrow for a few of those!)


My team member Helen and I enjoyed spending the day together oohing and aahing over all the things



We got to see things, touch things and make things.  Attending Stampin' Up! events and seeing new stuff FIRST is just about my favourite perk of being a demonstrator.  (Jealous?  Join the crew and get in on all the action.  Click here to JUST DO IT!)

We came home with 4 snazzy make and take projects, plus some stamp sets, prizes and lots of great memories.  And a huge injection of creative inspiration that should keep us all inky for a long time.



(My Ms 14 Hannah was critiquing my selfie taking skills - she's our resident selfie expert.  So I spent the day sending her snaps like this one and saying "Is this better?  What about this?"   #funwiththeteen)


Well that is about all of the pics I can find amongst my bazillion that I took that I'm allowed to share today so will close off.  Tune back in tomorrow where I'll have some of the rest! 

Speaking of tomorrow - THE RETIRING LIST comes out tomorrow.   For those new to Stampin' Up! - this is the list of everything that is not continuing on to our new catalogue.  These items are "while stocks last" from tomorrow and many items do sell out quickly.  So tune in tomorrow for that one too and if something catches your eye and you don't want to miss out on it, order quickly.  Online is the fastest - or phone/email if you'd prefer.  We'll be saying goodbye to some gorgeous things so check the list carefully.

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

On Stage 2017: Not Long Now

Two more sleeps until I head off to Sydney for the Stampin' Up! On Stage Live event.  Friday night is a lovely evening with other Stampin' Up! leaders.  The venue this year is Luna Park so that should make for some great photos.  I can't wait to share them with you.  Make sure you like my facebook page for all the pics.  (Some we have to keep under wraps of course.)

On stage 2017

Then we spend Saturday getting wowed by a ton of exciting new upcoming things.  I can't wait.  I still get crazy excited about each new catalogue.  (And keep the post it note manufacturers in business!) 

If you too love to get a first peek at things - this is a fabulous time to join as a demonstrator.  Worth it just for that perk alone!  Just choose $235 of products and you'll pay just $169.  A great bargain.  We'll get an early peek at the new catalogue, the chance to watch some of the On Stage presentations online very soon and the chance to preorder before the catalogue goes live in June.  Head over here if you'd like to join the fun:   Become A Demonstrator

We'd love to welcome you to the Think Ink crew. 

Cheers, Sue